Recipe courtesy of Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger

Cafe de Olla

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  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 8 servings
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8 cups water

2 small cinnamon sticks

3 whole cloves

4 ounces dark brown sugar, or Piloncillo

1 square semisweet chocolate or Mexican chocolate

4 ounces ground coffee


  1. Bring the water to a boil, the add the cinnamon, cloves, sugar, and chocolate. When the liquid comes to a boil again, skim off any foam. Reduce the heat to low and make sure the liquid does not boil. Add the coffee, and let it steep for 5 minutes. 
  2. Serve the coffee in an earthenware pot with a ladle.

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